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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
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Recent wedding cakes I have experienced have included a pork pie as the top layer, and one made entirely of cheeses.


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
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One of my aunties had a giant pile of profiteroles at her wedding.

I'm not surprised fruit cakes keep so long, it's amazing what brandy can do! It's not for everyone though, some people find it a bit heavy.


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
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One of my friends had a lovely wedding cake of lots of different types of cupcakes and the guests got to choose which one they would like to eat/take home.

It was really beautiful and I loved the different flavours so we weren't all forced to eat fruit cake which I detest.

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Joyce wrote:
One of my friends had a lovely wedding cake of lots of different types of cupcakes and the guests got to choose which one they would like to eat/take home.

It was really beautiful and I loved the different flavours so we weren't all forced to eat fruit cake which I detest.
We need to return to the older tradition of groom's cake (the dark fruit one) and bride's cake (sponge, basically, like your friend's cupcakes, Joyce). After all, a lot of people don't like (a) fruit cake and/ or (b) marzipan. We had fruit cake and sponge cake when I got married - can't have too much cake, after all!


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 Post subject: Re: Wedding Presents - Royal, CS and Others
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Prince William had a chocolate biscuit groom's cake.


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I think I'm in the minority. I love fruit cake and marzipan - not keen on rock-hard icing though.


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I think I'm in the minority. I love fruit cake and marzipan - not keen on rock-hard icing though.

Same here lizco...you can keep all your boring sponges and especially cupcakes. What are they for, I ask myself? And as for muffins and macarons! Sheer waste of calories in my book.....

i am however about to make a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake to celebrate 60 years of friendship with my friend from Germany. A far superior recipe to Harry and Meghan's though....

We met as teenagers on the 12th of July 1958....

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lizco wrote:
I think I'm in the minority. I love fruit cake and marzipan - not keen on rock-hard icing though.


I love fruit cake - especially with cheese! - but don't like the icing or the marzipan...

cestina wrote:
i am however about to make a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake to celebrate 60 years of friendship with my friend from Germany. A far superior recipe to Harry and Meghan's though....

We met as teenagers on the 12th of July 1958....


I have a good recipe for a gin and tonic drizzle cake!

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Marzipan is essential!

Seriously, there's nothing to equal a rich fruit cake with a thick layer of marzipan.

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i am however about to make a lemon and elderflower drizzle cake to celebrate 60 years of friendship with my friend from Germany. A far superior recipe to Harry and Meghan's though....

We met as teenagers on the 12th of July 1958....


I have a good recipe for a gin and tonic drizzle cake!

Hmm - I have lots of tonic but would have to get a bottle of gin. Or would it work with slivovice do you suppose? Or rather jablkovice (apple version).

Think I will stick to mine this time round...in another 60 years, who knows?

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We didn't have a wedding cake (too expensive!), but we had flaming doughnut holes: doughnut holes dipped in rum then flambed, served with vanilla or banana ice cream from our favourite local homemade ice cream shop.

I love a good fruitcake with marzipan and icing. It satisfies the sweet tooth and it's rich enough that a small slice goes a long way.

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mynameisdumbnuts wrote:
We didn't have a wedding cake (too expensive!), but we had flaming doughnut holes: doughnut holes dipped in rum then flambed, served with vanilla or banana ice cream from our favourite local homemade ice cream shop.


Hmm, my kind of cake! :D

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My daughter and her husband had sponge for the top layer of their cake, and fruit cake underneath. I love fruit cake, but not the icing - these days, if we have a Christmas cake, it is covered in dried fruit and nuts, and then glazed - and there is little to beat a really good sponge cake, but I'd prefer butter icing or ganache to royal icing on it.

And, Cestina - I, too, am celebrating 60 years of friendship with my longest-standing friend in September. We recently had a week-long reunion with others from my secondary school in Greece, which was fun, and she was there. My husband took an "official photo" of us both, but the shadows make it look as though I have a moustache....


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